Cubs minor leaguer pitcher Luiz Escanio was suspended for 144 games for testing positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing substance.
No, I've never heard of him either. He's played the past four seasons in the Dominican Summer League.
The Iowa Cubs were downed by the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 7-0.
Starter Trevor Cahill gave up back-to-back home runs in the first inning and took the loss. Cahill allowed three runs on two hits and a walk over two innings. Cahill struck out four.
At least the I-Cubs had more than one hit today. Third baseman Jeimer Candelario (who had the only hit yesterday) was 3 for 4.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The ten-game winning streak of the Pelicans came to an end when they lost to the Salem Red Sox, 2-1 in ten innings.
Trevor Clifton allowed just one run over six innings, and it was unearned because it came when Clifton made an errant pickoff throw in the top of the first inning. Clifton allowed just three hits. He walked two and struck out five.
Pedro Araujo took the loss when he walked two men in the top of the tenth. Araujo then exited for Craig Brooks, who walked the bases loaded and then threw a wild pitch, bringing home what would be the winning run. Araujo pitched 1.2 innings and allowed one run on one hit and two walks. He struck out three.
Right fielder Jeffrey Baez hit a home run in the second inning for the only Pelicans run of the game. It was his seventh home run of the season. Baez was 1 for 2 with a walk. He also stole a base.
Left fielder Charcer Burks was 2 for 5.
South Bend Cubs
The Eugene Emeralds topped the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants), 12-4.
Starter Bailey Clark went four innings and allowed one run on four hits. Clark struck out four and walked no one.
Tyson Miller got the win because Clark didn't go five innings. Miller tossed three innings and allowed two runs on five hits, including a solo home run. Miller had one strikeout and no walks.
Everyone in the Ems lineup had at least one hit tonight. Right fielder Kevonte Mitchell was 2 for 4 with a solo home run to lead off the fifth inning. It was Mitchell's third home run of the season. Mitchell also walked once.
Later in the fifth, first baseman Trent Giambrone hit another solo home run, his second of the season. Giambrone was 4 for 4 with two doubles and a walk. He scored three times and had two RBI.
Catcher Tyler Payne was 2 for 5 and scored one run. Shortstop Zach Short went 1 for 2 with a bases-loaded, three-run double in the third inning. Short also had a sac fly for 4 RBI on the night. He also walked once and scored twice.